This could be git related or not. So, what's on your workbench at the moment?

I have 4 scarf joint necks in different stages of work.

A 25" scale pine 5 string neck for a Banjo-Res, A 25" scale Red Oak neck for my 6 string Strat-Res build, A 24 & 1/2" scale Red Oak neck for my 6 string Double Cut Tele build and a 27" scale 6 string Baritone Conversion neck for a Modern Strat body I have.

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So it is, I was thinking of the neck above which is maple under the headstock and what looks like mahogany above.

OLE Pete could break anything. Hahaha

hers's a scarf joint i'm fond of. this neck shouldn't break any time soon.

the second one as well, carbon fiber and purple heart running into the head stock.

hard woods rule. i do like fixing broken stuff though.

gotta click on the top pic to see the scarf joint. didn't think they'd post this way.........

Stewmac sells carbon fiber rods to help stiffen necks and having them run through the scarf joint would be a good idea.

I also think that the longer the scarf joints are and the more materials used in and around that joint will make it strong.

Like Paul said. the more material and the more surface area there is for the glue to grab on to the more solid the joint.

That's why I put my scarf joint right under the first 3 frets of the fretboard. That gives me the fretboard, trussrod and the 2 pieces of the scarf joint all glued into place. I also add 2 dowels running through the scarf joint for extra rigidity.

All that may be too much for a 3 string guitar, but it works great for my 4 and 6 string guitars. So far they haven't broke or bowed/warped.

Tele-ish 5 string from the scrap pile

Maple and mahogany


Looks great - what kind of finish are you thinking you'll put on it?  Curious what scale length you're using too.

Tunge oil, I hate shiny stuff

I prefer Fender scale, 25.5

Looks great, I like the side profile because it reminds me of a SG.

Nice wood skills Ben. Sweat looking guitar!

Looks like my concerns were right. I'm going to end up taking this guitar back down to the wood. The silver stuff is called punchinello. Or sequin scrap ribbon. I'm going to have to attach this to the guitar top first. Fold it down and around to the insider. Then glue the top to the body. The stuff you see sticking out is sharp. Sharp enough to cut yourself with. All in all it's no big deal. I'll paint this one up to look like the other build I'm woking on. Then turn that one into Radio Active. 

Other change I plan on making. Going to use a slide on decal for the numbers and dial instead of paper. Definitely look better. 

So I know what your asking. Why would anyone have stuff called punchinello? I make reproduction Victorian Christmas ornaments. Not the 1980's grandma's underwear got tossed onto a tree stuff. The real stuff.  These particular ornaments were known as 'Sebnitz'. Were popular between the late 1800's to early 1900. Here a pic of a sebnitz boat I made on the tree last year.

So in all it's not like I have to start over. Just refinishing it before it was finished to begin with. Way better than living with how it turned out. The new look wont be normal either. The strangeness will continue. 


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